The future of health education | Martin Pusic | TEDxLangleyED

Educating healthcare professionals has unique challenges. We can no longer judge a clinician’s educational outcomes based simply on what they know. No patient is reassured to know that their doctor is simply an excellent multiple-choice test-taker. Instead, health professional’s education has become increasingly oriented towards a new guiding principle: what can the clinician, reliably and safely, ‘do’ to help their patients. In this talk, Dr. Pusic explores what makes health education special and then draws out lessons that apply to the broader education community. At their core, clinicians have always had to be life-long learners. In the future this will need to be reliably demonstrated and proven in a publicly accountable way.

Martin Pusic, MD, PhD is a Director at the Institute for Innovations in Medical Education. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. A practicing Pediatric Emergency physician, Dr. Pusic also has expertise in human cognition as it pertains to education metrics, health informatics and the longitudinal assessment of clinical skills. Dr. Pusic’s core areas of expertise include educational informatics, student and resident assessment, meta-cognition, and statistical modeling of learning curves. His most recent research focuses on statistical modeling and prediction of student learning trajectories. The research has as its foundation the predictive analytics approaches that recent advances in educational data systems are just beginning to make possible. Dr. Pusic is a co-investigator on NYU’s “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” grant, funded by the American Medical Association.

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